Friday, March 13, 2009
One cannot overstate the importance of a light fixture. Ok that's a bit strong, but truly, the choice between one light fixture over another can make the difference between a modern tone or a traditional one. To be true to the bones of the Islip house, as well as to provide different degrees of light, these three fixtures provide three different levels of lighting. The George Nelson Bubble lamp from Modernica added a much needed 1947 space age feature to our otherwise traditional living room. In the next picture, set in the heart of the home, the art glass, geometric Tiffany fixture over the dining room table is more architectural than the usual multicolored floral pieces. I almost bought a flying monkey chandelier for the space, which would have been a mistake in the long run. Finally, the light fixture over the kitchen island had to be both a functional work space light but also walk the right design line. This Kohler fixture seemed to tap into the 1925 origin of the house without being too obvious. As for fantasy lighting, sometime in my life I would love to hang a great, decadent chandelier dripping with crystals over an enormous claw foot tub. Now that would a be a luxurious soak indeed.